Bright lights, the show always goes on and the single life
Size, in square feet, of the ABC “SuperSign” — an electronic billboard in Times Square known for its wavy LED ribbons
Year in which the Lyceum Theatre — Broadway’s oldest continually operating theater — was built. The space is located at 149 West 45th Street.
Percentage of Midtown’s 18,992 residents who are single
Sources: Central Park, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, Whitney Museum
Old folk home
Midtown’s Museum of Modern Art will raze the 13-year-old former home of the American Folk Art Museum on West 53rd Street to make space for a 100,500-square-foot expansion project. This is despite the efforts by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro to incorporate the bronze façade building into the renovation — in the end, they concluded the structure couldn’t be preserved without compromising its architectural integrity. A glass-front building, with flexible spaces for gallery and theater use, will be built in its place.
Locals love Times Square
Apparently Times Square is no longer just a place for starry-eyed tourists. Newly built luxury condos are drawing residents who are squeezed out of pricier neighborhoods: young professionals, singles or couples seeking a city home. New condos in the area ask between $1,500 and $1,700 per square foot — cheaper than in other city nabes.
Live like a billionaire — for less
Billionaire hedge funder Steve Cohen, the head of embattled SAC Capital, recently lowered the price of his One Beacon Court duplex penthouse. Located at 151 East 58th Street, the spread was previously listed for $115 million; now it’s $98 million. The 9,000-square-foot home has six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. Cohen bought it for $24 million in 2005.